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Texas resolution passes House

LNG Industry,

The Texas House of Representative has passed S.C.R. 32, a resolution urging Congress to expedite the LNG exports process.

The resolution, which will help protect America’s competitive advantage in global energy markets, was unanimously approved, and will now head to the State Governor for signature.

Competitive advantage

Commenting on the passage of this legislation, Frank J. Macchiarola, Executive VP of Government Affairs for America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), said: "ANGA applauds the Texas Legislature's passage of S.C.R 32. This bipartisan measure urges Congress and the president to advance policies that will enable America to export natural gas to ensure our nation's competitive advantage in energy markets as a global energy leader.

"Allowing American natural gas access to the global marketplace acknowledges the paradigm shift arising from the shale energy revolution that has resulted in America moving from a posture of energy scarcity to one of energy abundance. These policy changes will benefit American workers and consumers while providing a huge boost to our economy and offering supply diversity to our allies abroad.

LNG exports

"Domestic producers stand ready to provide abundant American energy to help power the world. LNG exports will allow the US to enhance our energy security, strengthen our domestic manufacturing base and reduce emissions globally.

"We hope that Congress and the president will heed this bipartisan message from America's leading energy producing state and seize this exceptional opportunity," Macchiarola concluded.

S.C.R. 32 was originally filed by Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt.

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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